Slideshow September 10, 2011
The first day (9-10-11) of the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup presented by Rolex was devoted to registration, for most: adjusting to a new times zone -- even the opposite season -- meeting fellow competitors and sailing the boats. Racing begins on Tuesday. Slideshow by Michael Levitt, NYYC
Spirited Challenges from Southern Hemisphere Teams
Newport, R.I., USA (August 25, 2011) – When racing begins on Tuesday, September 13, at the 2011 New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup presented by Rolex, most of the 22 participating yacht club teams will be fresh from racing at the peak of the sailing season in the northern hemisphere. However, three teams – the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Royal Cape Yacht Club and Yacht Club Argentino – which hail from below the equator, will be coming from winter to summer to race in Swan 42s for the championship title.
“It is an honor for the Yacht Club Argentino (YCA) to participate this coming September,” said Commodore Ricardo Galarce. “We are proud of sharing such an important regatta with well-known clubs from different parts of the world. Besides, it is nice to share with all of them the same objective of competing with fair play and sailing which is what we love doing. We will go to New York Yacht Club’s Harbour Court ready to have fun, but we will be doing our best effort to take the cup back to our beloved YCA in Buenos Aires.”
Hull and Team Assignments for NYYC Invitational Cup 2011 Finalized at Live Lottery Drawing
At the conclusion of the awards for the Swan 42 U.S. Nationals last Sunday, a live lottery drawing was held to match Swan 42 U.S. hulls with competing teams from around the world.
The Invitational Cup will be held September 10-17 in Newport and was last held in September 2009. Sponsors for the event include Rolex, Sperry and Nautor’s Swan.
While some Swan 42 owners have engaged in private charters, others will be sailing their own boats representing their clubs.
Ken Colburn's Apparition Wins Swan 42 US Nationals
Newport, RI, July 17: As Sunday dawned, a full 18 points separated Ken Colburn and Apparition from Phil Lotz and Arethusa at the Swan 42 US Nationals, sailed July 14-17 at the New York Yacht Club’s Harbour Court. Then spoke Arethusa.
Phil Lotz’s Arethusa won the last two races today and clearly won the final day with a 6-1-1 finish. That left him tied after 11 races at 62 points with Ken Colburn and Apparition, the series leader. However, on the strength of Colburn’s five first-place finishes to Lotz’s two, Colburn was named the winner of the US Nationals. Four points behind Colburn and Lotz was Jon Halbert's Vitesse, fourth was Glenn Darden's and Phil Williamson's Hoss and fifth James Madden's Stark Raving Mad IV. A total of 19 yachts sailed.
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